Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux loweryi

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Michael G. Harvey


Geographic Variation


Related Species

Described as Xenoglaux loweryi by O'Neill and Graves (1977); type locality 10 km by road northeast of Abra Patricia on road to Rioja, San Martín, Peru; 05º46'S, 77º41'W, elevation approximately 1890 meters.

The affinities of this species are not resolved. O'Neill and Graves (1977) proposed that Xenoglaux is related to both Micrathene and Glaucidium, although König and Weick (2008) considered a phylogenetic relationship between Xenoglaux and Glaucidium as "unlikely".

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and M. G. Harvey (2012). Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.lowowl1.01